Kovalam is famous for its beaches, among the most pristine in India. Enjoy a host of activities on the beach, like beach volleyball, surfing, sunbathing, massages and much more. The beaches are dotted with resorts to cater to every budget.
Three crescent bays – Light House, Hawah and Samudra flanked by numerous coconut trees make up the Kovalam Beach which was once the summer retreat of the Maharaja of Travancore. Like Gokarna, Kovalam is ideal for a "Yoga-Ayurveda-Beach" experience. In fact, the Kerala school of Ayurveda here has some very well-known healers. Or opt for a more happy go lucky routine.
Ayurveda is an ancient method of healing which was developed in India thousands of years ago. It is based on the premise that the universe is made up of five elements: air, fire, water, earth and ether. Ayurveda believes that all the five elements are also present in the human body which makes for a unique prakrati (constitution) in each one of us. The treatments are tailored according to each person's unique constitution.
Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine. When translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means "the science of life" and longevity. It combines the profound thoughts of medicine and philosophy encompassing physical, mental and spiritual growth; a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of the body's humours – vata, pitta and kapha – to achieve the right balance. Kerala's equable climate, natural abundance of forests and the cool monsoon season are best suited for Ayurveda's curative and restorative packages.